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The site itself consists of a large number of caves, the most important of which are Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, and Kromdraai.
Like a number of other archaeo-logically important cave sites-such as Britain's Creswell Crags with its Ice-Age petroglyphs and a variety of painted caves in France and Spain (including several manmade replicas)- many of the numerous caves in The Cradle are open to the public.1 While some can be visited on regularly scheduled guided tours, others require prior arrangements through one of the specially licensed tour-group operators in the area.
Insight on Africa, 5, 1 (2013): 111-116 Book Review by: Hussein Solomon Department of Political Studies and Governance University of the Free State, South Africa Stephen A.
Emerson, The Battle for Mozambique: The Frelimo-Renamo Struggle, 1977-1992, 30 Degrees South Publishers, Pinetown, South Africa, 2013.
It is written for the novice in a relaxed style with enough information to enable the reader to compile a route planner and spend a couple of days in the Cradle.Given the context of the Cold War, and the Marxist ideological orientation of FRELIMO, especially under the leadership of Samora Machel, the struggle being waged also attracted the attention of Washington and Moscow.Ordinary Mozambicans paid dearly for the war-an estimated 1 million dead; millions more made refugees or internally displaced, hundreds of thousands maimed and the economy in ruins.Ples and Little Foot have already emerged from this area.While the scenery may look barren at first glance, the Cradle of Humankind is one of the richest sources of hominid fossils in Africa.